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Human Resources Worker Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of human resources workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare human resources worker salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Human Resources Workers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,390
25th Percentile Wage
$51,320
50th Percentile Wage
$68,140
75th Percentile Wage
$90,910
90th Percentile Wage
$119,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) human resources workers is $119,560. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid human resources workers is $39,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of human resources workers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$68,140
3.24% 7.94%
2016
$65,930
0.83% -
2015
$65,380
2.97% -
2014
$63,440
0.28% -
2013
$63,260
0.84% -
2012
$62,730
- -

Compare Human Resources Worker Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of human resources workers in 16 industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for human resources worker occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $77,000. The lowest paying industry is the veterinary services industry (annual salary $49,870). For detailed human resources worker salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$77,000
Scientific Research and Development Services
$76,300
Legal Services
$71,140
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$70,280
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$70,270
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$70,240
Engineering Services
$69,120
Testing Laboratories
$68,740
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$68,570
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$68,240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,140
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$66,150
Specialized Design Services
$62,640
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,640
Photographic Services
$52,890
Veterinary Services
$49,870

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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